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    It's six in the morning, and Steve is heading out on a run when he nearly trips over a bouquet of sunflowers on the front steps of his brownstone.

    For a second paranoia takes over, and he kicks the flowers a little, waiting for them to explode. They don't. They also came with a card, which he picks up. The front of the card has a tasteful picture of the Brooklyn bridge at sunset. It's very nice and sedate, like the kind of card you would buy to give to your boss. On the inside someone has written a short message in big, shaky block letters.

    I AM SORRY FOR SHOOTING YOU.

    Steve sits down hard on the steps.

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    30 Jan 2016

    Bookmarker's Notes

    This story grabbed me about 8 pages in. It grabbed me (and had me giggling) so hard that I tweeted about it.
    I finished all 107k of it in under a day.

    The characterisations are fantastic. The OCs are brilliant and life-like and serve a purpose. Sam's POV is fucking flawless.

    Steve is very Catholic without being preachy about it. Bucky is Jewish-ish. Bucky is also seriously messed up, like, guy's got brain damage and this story isn't shy about showing it.

    What foreign dialogue there is is fantastically well done.

    Oh, and ... this isn't mainly a get-together fic. It's more of a "Bucky finds his feet, and re-learns how to be a person" sort of story.
    Heed the warnings, and you should be okay.

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    13 Sep 2015

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    If this wasn't in my recs before, I don't know why, because it's fantastic, fantastic, fantastic. Read or listen, just ... do yourself the favour and experience the story.

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    Looking in the mirror that night, TJ tilts his head this way and that, trying to see the angles of his face better, the cleft in his chin, the blue eyes under dark eyebrows. He glances down at the history book open on the counter, a black and white photo of a guy in an Army uniform smiling up at him with the same eyes, the same chin. James Buchanan Barnes, it reads. TJ looks back up at the mirror. Thomas James Hammond looks back at him.

     

     

    “Nice to meet you, Uncle Bucky,” TJ says, and his reflection smiles back.

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  4. Rec 28

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    (This is in continuity with my other works in this fandom; it is a prequel, taking place during the War.)

    Bucky Barnes comes to terms with what it means that Steve's in love with a woman.
    Peggy, on the other hand, thinks they can make this work out just fine.

    It could have a happy ending, but since this is Captain America, it just has a sad unresolved one. But if you like, you can AU it to your own fix-it happy of what could have been. At least in this case, I take no responsibility for the angst.

    mild tws: not exactly suicidal thoughts, but close. period-appropriate inward-directed mild homophobia/denial.

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    25 Jul 2015

    Bookmarker's Notes

    Everything in this series is so fucking fantastic. I just. READ IT.

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    Steve lives in Stark Tower and doesn't have much to do when he's not going after Hydra strongholds. He attends charity events to make Pepper happy. He goes hiking with Sam. He hangs out with Clint in Bed-Stuy and watches Dog Cops. Sometimes Tony gives him super alcohol in a sippy cup. Sometimes he sees Bucky out of the corner of his eye and wonders if it's real or if he's starting to lose his mind.

    Alternately, the one with terrible jokes, a foot chase through the Lower East Side, and a tiny little robot named Shitcan.

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    21 Jun 2015